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Wine review: Marisco Vineyards The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc 2012, New Zealand

Sauvignon blanc

This regal white is part of a line that includes The King's Wrath Pinot Noir and The King's Bastard Chardonnay. The monarch here is England's King John, a 13th-century contemporary of William de Marisco, an ancestor of winery-owner Brent Marris. De Marisco, a pirate, was, among other things, oddly given the honour by King John of commanding several royal galleys off England's coast to defend against … pirates! Some favour. This is classic and well-balanced, dry Marlborough sauvignon blanc, with a cannon-blast of grapefruit, lychee and kiwi followed by tangy, smouldering herbs.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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